Schedule

Code
235
Time
7/5  20:00 - 21:08
Theater
CGV Sopung 9
Rate
12
Event
Guest Visit
Code
603
Time
7/9  10:30 - 11:38
Theater
CGV Sopung 5
Rate
12
Code
809
Time
7/11  13:30 - 14:38
Theater
Bucheon City Hall Fantastic Cube
Rate
12

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Metal Noir

Who Said Death Is Beautiful?

NAKAJIMA Ryo|Japan|2023|68min |Asian Premiere |12+

Schedule

Code
235
Time
7/5  20:00 - 21:08
Theater
CGV Sopung 9
Rate
12
Event
Guest Visit
Code
603
Time
7/9  10:30 - 11:38
Theater
CGV Sopung 5
Rate
12
Code
809
Time
7/11  13:30 - 14:38
Theater
Bucheon City Hall Fantastic Cube
Rate
12

Unless following Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles
별아이콘Notice of No English-Subtitle

Program Note

Japan has turned into a world of zombies. Rei, who dreamed of becoming a poet, and his younger sister Yuna, who lost their parents, are being helped by Dr. Rika. Yuna, who wanted to die before turning into a zombie, eventually transforms, leaving Rei in despair. Rika, with the help of her acquaintance Takishiba, plans an escape overseas with Rei. However, as Rika herself approaches the stages of turning into a zombie, the question arises: can they find hope amidst endless despair?
As the title suggests, this work's charm lies in its ability to discuss philosophical topics within a zombie narrative. The situation and reality faced by those standing at the crossroads between humanity and zombification raise the heavy question of whether anyone can truly say that death is beautiful. This feature-length animation, created entirely by generative AI, showcases an astonishing level of completion, making it hard to believe it was made by a small team. As AI-generated films become a modern trend, this work, much like its story, hints at various meanings. (Martin LEE)

Director

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NAKAJIMA Ryo

Ryo Nakajima's This World of Ours won three awards at the 29th Pia Film Festival, including the Best New Director award at the 7th New York Asian Film Festival, and it was also invited to multiple international festivals. His commercial debut came with RISE UP in 2009. Additionally, his script The Quiet One was a finalist for the Sundance and NHK award in 2009, and Summer Breakers won the Best Award at the 19th Kyoto International Children's Film Festival.

Credit

Producer
NAKAJIMA Ryo
Screenplay
TSUDUKI Takahiro, HONJYO Reiko
Cinematographer
KATAOKA Yamato
Editor
NAKAJIMA Ryo
Sound
KOSUGE Yasuo
Music
KIYOKAWA Shinya
Production Design
YOKOI Sanpo, Rokkakkei
Cast
NAGAE Ryoki, NAKAMURA Yurika, MAYAMA Rika
Sales
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